Here’s a handy translation guide for anyone struggling to keep up with the “digital” business zeitgeist. Common themes seem to be the creation of new hybrid roles that combine existing roles to break down silos such as “Marketing” and “IT” into roles with common goals and focus, and the use of synonyms of the word “delivery” to convey much more focus on “impact” than in the past.
Walk into any office and you’re bound to hear an array of acronyms, business-babble and industry gobbledegook. Unfortunately, the tech industry is one of the biggest culprits, boasting a packed vocabulary that would dumbfound and confuse most laymen.
Posted on 3rd June 2015 in Jargon Buster.
If you’ve ever been shopping around for Email Service Providers (ESPs), chances are you’ve come across the word ‘deliverability’. You won’t find it in any dictionary, so what exactly does this mystery word mean?
Deliverability is an umbrella term used by ESPs to measure the success or chances of an email being delivered.
Corporate networks can be vulnerable to malicious hackers. By cracking passwords and mapping handsets and telephone numbers, a hacker can gain access to a network and then sell this information on to external groups which make long distance calls on the corporate PBX, potentially racking up thousands of pounds in charges.
In part 1 of this series on Patent Box we covered what it is and where it is available. Part 2 covered how it is calculated and what processes are involved. In this final part, we give our view.
In simple terms, the Patent Box is a regime that provides a reduced rate for corporation tax on profits derived from the exploitation of patents.
It is quite a complex regime, however, and qualifying for it has many various requirements. Furthermore, it applies to a number of different scenarios which include patents and products, so careful consideration must be taken to ensure companies benefit from it.
Following on from part 1 in the series on Patent Box, part 2 covers how it is calculated and what processes are involved.
Richard Ransom, Product Marketing Manager, Bottomline Technologies, considers whether the ability to now embed strong DD control and management within the payment process will make 2014 the year of the B2B Direct Debit.
Commercial finance can be a confusing area for accountants and business owners to navigate. An online search for accounting terms can often lead to glossaries packed with over 1000 entries – and many of these are almost impossible to understand.
So, we’ve compiled a list of the most important accounting terms related to credits, debits, finance and cashflow, as these form the lifeblood of any SME. We’ve tried to explain them in a way that will make the most sense to company directors.
Phrases like ‘Big Data’ and ‘The Internet of Things’ are being squeezed into every (wannabe) intellectual corporate conversation spoken with competitive counterparts. Undeniably there has been a paradigm shift towards a universal recognition of how vital the incorporation of technology is key to a businesses’ survival. But, for the most part, these conversations assume a ‘fake it until you make it’ undertone.
Employers’ liability is the duty of employers to ensure that your employers are able to work safely and without harm, and the right of employees to be compensated in the event that become unwell whilst working for you.
Professional indemnity insurance (sometimes known as PI insurance), offers cover against legal claims of negligence for professional advice or services that fail to meet a client’s expectations and leads to financial loss.